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1940's Susanne Manikin and a few Patterns 11 1/2" Tall

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Composition Dolls129 of 154This is what I call my "Gypsy" doll.Joanne Latexture 20" mannequin doll complete
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Posted 3 years ago


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This 1940's very deco look little manikin is known as Susanne . She is marked back of upper leg Latexture . I have shown a few of her patterns and also the note that was with her from original owner with a bag of homemade clothes . She also has a dress makers stand to fit her clothes on while sewing .
These little Manikin dolls were used to teach girls to sew and used very little material. They were produced during WWII


  1. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    Marty, do you have your mannequin dolls on display at home, or are they tucked away in their boxes?
    I really like your collection. Didn't even know they existed! Thanks again for sharing!!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hi Esther I am delighted to share photo's of my mannequins , Those of us that collect them are also concerned about them being preserved and not thrown out when broke . We can repair them and keep these little treasures for the future generations to see . So much history with them . Several sets include patterns for nurses and one has an Ad " The War needs Nurses " So were they encouraging women and or young girls to become nurses to help in WWII . It seems clear they were . I keep out a few and others I keep in their boxes in a room that I can easily open them to see. Thanks for your encouraging me to keep sharing Esther . I have in recent yrs sold many of them as I wind down on active collecting .
  3. queenie24, 3 years ago
    I need to get more patterns for susanne's Can't seem to find the ones I want.
    Where do you find themn.
  4. queenie24, 3 years ago
    I need to get more patterns for susanne's Can't seem to find the ones I want.
    Where do you find them. There are so many collectors that I had no idea.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    queenie I have collected for over 30 yrs . There are a lot of patterns that just say susanne on them . She can use fashiondol latexture ones although she is a bit smaller . How many do you have for susanne ?
  6. queenie24, 3 years ago
    I have 302 and 301. 304-305-306-307-308-309 they are not complete. I cannot find them.
  7. queenie24, 3 years ago
    I do wish I could find them somewhere.

  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Let me see what I have do care if they are copies ?
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    The patterns you list are for the 15 inch SuZanne not the small Susanne . Do you have the 15 inch mannequin ? I have her posted also.
  10. queenie24, 3 years ago
    Yes I do have the 15" Do you have copies that I do not have and how could I get them.
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    queenie I need to check my patterns ok . They are in a trunk upstairs so can you give me a day or two to check my numbers that you might not have ?
  12. queenie24, 3 years ago
    That would be great. I bought 2003-gown and only the bottom pieces are there.
    I keep getting patterns that are not complete. Great I check back to see your answer. Thanks!
  13. queenie24, 3 years ago
    I bought a susanne pattern 15" doll and have the same pattern in Fashiondol 12.5" They are the same size. What is the difference between susanne and suzanne
  14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    The 15 inch Latexture SuZanne is 15 inch tall the Latexture SuSanne is tiny 12 in . They are both made by same company The way name is wrote on pattern the script of the Z and S are very similair in looks but the little Susanne as shown in this photo could never wear a 15 inch Suzanne pattern . Some of the patterns are similair as they are all made by Latexture Fashiondol . Some just have names for Marianne, Vivian but they are same ususually as the ones marked just fashiondol their names were just added to them . I have photo of patterns with this mannequin 1st is SuZanne and 2nd one is SuSanne see difference in the letters . One is for 15 in the other for 12 1/2 inch . I posted both but totally different sizes on patterns and not interchangeable . Does that help clear it up for you :-)
  15. queenie24, 3 years ago
    Can't find the pictures you posted but you description helped alot. thanks. Wish I could see the pictures
  16. queenie24, 3 years ago
    I want to get into repairing the dolls and bringing them back to luster. I have to find out what to use and take a cource in air brushing.
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Look at the 2 pattterns that are on this post Queen . If you see the mannequin it is 4th photo on this post , It takes a long time to learn doll repair . My best friend who was my mentor owned a repair shop along with an antique and collectible doll shop. he did it for over 35 yrs . I have worked with him that long he is a master I am not :-) He taught classes after closing shop to a small group of local people . He no longer teaches it . What state are you in as he knows people from all over US I might be able to give you a name that teaches it . Now go back and look at the 2 patterns at top of this page ok :-)
  18. queenie24, 3 years ago
    I'm in Pa.
  19. queenie24, 3 years ago
    Have a merry Christmas!
  20. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Merry Chirstmas to you ! I did not forget you my friend it out of town . Did you see the manikin I am restoring ? I just finished her and will post Pics in AM . If you click on my name you can see all my posts. She turned out wonderful but you have to see before pics :-)
  21. queenie24, 3 years ago
    Wow, It's heard to believe the before and after. You did a fantastic job. What did you use to repair the doll. What composition material did you use? Was there a rod in the arm before you started? You did such a wonderful job. You're very good at this. did you find a name for me to call in finding out how to repair compositions.
  22. queenie24, 3 years ago
    ya never answered my last question?
  23. queenie24, 3 years ago
    peggy's arm had a crack and now broke into two parts. Close to the extension that goes into the hole of the body. What do I use to repair composition.
  24. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you AdelBee ! And Thank you all I missed when I first posted I am sorry I didn't thank you I must have been asleep at the wheel here :-)
  25. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Bro !

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